John Thompson

Technology and Markets Director, Clean Air Task Force

John Thompson promotes new technology and policy solutions to address climate change that emphasize carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS).

His current work focuses on policy design to overcome barriers facing carbon capture and sequestration. These include policies to develop new transformational carbon capture technologies and overcoming economic and infrastructure barriers that limit the application of CCUS in industry, power, and zero-carbon fuels markets.

John’s past work includes facilitating technology transfer between U.S. and Chinese companies, using economic models to determine the impact of potential federal policies on CCUS deployment, and advocating federal regulatory policies that limit carbon dioxide emissions.

John is a frequent presenter on carbon capture and sequestration at conferences in the United States, China, and Europe. Since 2012, he has served on the National Coal Council, an advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Energy.

John holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, as well as an M.B.A. from Olin School of Business at Washington University in Saint Louis.